Coin Catalogue

Decentius 351 – 353 A.D.

Brother of Magnentius, the ill-fated usurper who almost upset the Constantine dynasty. Decentius was made Caesar shortly after Magnentius had gained control of Italy in a clear signal that he meant to start an imperial dynasty of his own. Unfortunately, the war did not go well for Magnentius and, following a devastating defeat in battle, committed suicide rather than test the mercy of Constantius II. On hearing of Magnentius’ suicide Decentius followed suit and hanged himself.



AU Solidus


RIC 294 (Trier), C 31 Solidus Obv: DNDECENTIVSFORTCAES – Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIACAESLIBROMANOR Exe: TR – Victory standing on left, holding trophy together with Libertas on right, holding scepter. January – August 353 (Treveri).





AE2


RIC 122 (Lyons), LRBC 218 AE2 Obv: DNDECENTIVSNOBCAES – Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAEDDNNAVGETCAE Exe: RLG – Two Victories facing each other, together holding wreath on column reading VOT/V/MVLT/X. 351-353 (Lugdunum). $25 10/26/03.




RIC 124 (Lyons) AE2 Obv: DNDECENTIVSNOBCAES – Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAEDDNNAVGETCAE Exe: S/V/RLG – Two Victories facing each other, together holding wreath on column reading VOT/V/MVLT/X. 351-353 (Lugdunum). $130 5/26/03.




RIC 124v (Lyons) AE2 Obv: DNDECENTIVSNOBCAES – Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAEDDNNAVGETCAE Exe: • over SV/RLG – Two Victories facing each other, together holding wreath reading VOT/V/MVLT/X. 351-353 (Lugdunum). $830 5/26/03.




RIC 137 (Lyons) AE2 Obv: DNDECENTIVSNOBCAES – Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAEDDNNAVGETCAE Exe: SP/RLG – Two Victories facing each other, together holding wreath reading VOT/V/MVLT/X. 351-353 (Lugdunum). $109 11/20/00.




RIC 159 (Lyons), LRBC 243, Bastien 209 AE2 Obv: DNDECENTIVSNOBCAES – Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSDDNNAVGETCAES Exe: PLG• – Large Chi-Rho, A and W on either side. 351-353 (Lugdunum).




RIC 171 (Aquileia), LRBC 910 AE2 Obv: DNDECENTIVSFORTCAES – Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; “A” behind bust.
Rev: VICTORIAEDDNNAVGETCAES Exe: AQ – Two Victories supporting wreath, VOT/V/MVLT/X written within. 351-353 (Arelate).




RIC 178 (Arles) AE2 Obv: DNDECENTIVSCAESAR – Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right. “A” behind bust.
Rev: VICTORIAEDDNNAVGETCAE Exe: IS/AR – Two Victories supporting wreath, VOT/V/MVL/X written within. 351-353 (Arelate).




RIC 319 (Trier), LRBC 63 AE2 Obv: DNDECENTIVSFORTCAES – Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSDDNNAVGETCAES Exe: TR – Large Chi-Rho, A and W on either side. 353 (Treveri). $996 10/24/03.




RIC 322 (Trier), LRBC 63, Bastien 89 AE2 Obv: DNDECENTIVSFORTCAES – Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSDDNNAVGETCAES Exe: TR – Large Chi-Rho, A and W on either side. 351-353 (Trier).





AE3


RIC 137 (Lyons), LRBC 228, Bastien 177 AE3 Obv: DNDECENTIVSNOBCAES – Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAEDDNNAVGETCAE Exe: SP/RLG – Two Victories supporting wreath between them. 351-353 (Lugdunum). $225 5/22/03.



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